Gemma Collins: How Showbiz Are You?

Gemma Collins: How Showbiz Are You?

We assess 'TOWIE' gal Gemma Collins' celeb credentials as we ask her, 'How Showbiz Are You?'.

1. Who is the most famous name in your mobile?

I think it has to be Amy Childs and Peter Andre, but do you know what, I've got to be honest with you I really keep it real and don't get carried away with it all. I'm just Gemma still from Romford and it don't mean nothing to me having top famous peoples' mobile numbers in my phone. It's nice meeting famous people but at the end of the day they're not your friends, do you know what I mean? I have got Meg Matthews though, I think she's the most famous.

1/5. Good to see Gemma's Jimmy Choos are still firmly on the ground.

2. Most bizarre thing you've ever read about yourself?

That everyone hates me on 'TOWIE'. We're like a family. Families have their ups and downs but ultimately it's camaraderie between us all, do you know what I mean? We'd never like to see anyone suffer or anything like that.

0/5. Zzzz.

3. How much is too much for a haircut?

Basically, I think £100 is the maximum limit and that's for colour, cut and blow dry. I'm extension free at the minute and I'm using wigs. I feel a bit funny with it but the thing is with extensions, as fun as they are, my hair is so thin, I look like George Dawes! At the end of the day, I'm going to want to get married one day and I don't want to walk down the aisle with rank hair. My man has got to be able to run his fingers through my luscious locks, not a ball of extensions, or certainly not a weave. Sometimes Rami goes to kiss me and I'm like, 'whatever you do, do not pull on my hair, it's going to fall out'.

0/5. Brilliant! It's not every celeb who will compare themselves to George Dawes.

4. What is the weirdest place you've ever been recognised?

Well, where have I been? Wales, I suppose. But that's not really wierd is it? It's a country. I get recognised everywhere I go but I don't make a habit of going to weird places to be honest with you. I went to Walthamstow the other day - I don't want to say it's weird because I'll probably get beaten up - and this old guy who was about 80 years old, I'm not joking, come up to me and went, 'you're that girl off of 'TOWIE' and that was it, you know?

5/5. Single handedly the best answer in the history of 'HSAY?'.

5. What's the weirdest thing you've been sent by fan?

I've had a few weird letters saying that they love me and never want to let me go and stuff but I think it's sweet.

2/5. Sweet? We'd be calling the police, love.

6. What's the best party you've ever been to?

It has to be the Rimmel party at Battersea power station for Kate Moss, that was amazing. The Noisettes were there, love them. I got a free lipstick too.

1/5. She's easily pleased.

7. Ever used your fame to get what you want?

Never. Never. I'll be honest with you, I never say, 'do you know who I am?' because it's totally cringey, but sometimes if I've needed a cheeky little blow dry I'll say, 'it's Gemma from 'TOWIE', there's no chance you could just sneak me in is there?'. Sometimes they do, but sometimes I get embarrassed and I don't say it.

4/5. Finally, someone admits it!

8. How much cash would it take to get you to pose in the buff?

Corr, two million. I'd never get the down beneath out, or the boob. For charity I'd definitely do it with a bit of airbrushing if they didn't mind. But at the end of the day, who would want to see it anyway?

4/5 *starts pulling out coppers from pocket*

9. Best freebie you ever received?

It has to be all the hair pieces. I get sent all my wigs. But I don't actually get a lot. I did get an Anoushka G vintage dress once, that was the best freebie in the world.

2/5. Nice!

10. Ever been chatted up by another celeb?

I think Gethin Jones was chatting me up at the ITV party if I'm being honest. Basically he kept looking at me and I could totally tell he wanted to dance with me but he was a bit shy. I went up to him and said, 'you alright Geth?' and he was like, 'yeah', and I said, 'I love watching you on the Holland & Barrett adverts, I keep rewinding you'. He was like, 'oh really', and I got all excited, but he weren't, so I made sure I got in the lift with him and then we left together. We got papped, but they never used it. Geth, if you're out there and want a date, I'm up for it!

5/5. We knew we could rely on Gem to name some names!

Result: 24/50

A middling score from our fave Essex gal. She may try and cop off with unsuspecting celebs at showbiz parties and be after two million to get her down beneath out, but don't be fooled by the wigs that she's got, she's still good old Gemma from Romford.

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